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13 in the homeland. 25 in europe. five in africa, and 11 in asia. river -- remember, i was on the intelligence committee before 9/11. and every member how little information -- i remove or how little information we had the criticism of the government
combination of these two programs. 13 in the homeland. 25 in europe.
overseas, certainly our troops in afghanistan, to protect our embassies, to protect our allies in europe and in central asia and the middle east. and i think all of that should be explained more forcefully by
out by europe. bailed out by china. bailed out by japan! i'm not kidding. that's what on today the averages dipped in the red and rebounding, dow gaining 31 points, nasdaq advancing .39%. yep, i thought i'd never say this again, but this market is being, are you sitting down, are you in front of your tv set, your laptop, desk top, mobile phone, sit down because the strength is from -- overseas. that's right. r.o.w., the rest of the world and not a moment too soon. it's time to face some facts, people. while the economy of the united states is slowly grinding, getting a little better, not so fast we lose the fed's help as we learned again today with another fed head saying good things, the economics overseas have truly started percolating and they have shifted in wall street from being head winds to tail winds. and the absence of real leadership here as i said last night, we can take a cue from over there. for months now, people are doubted my call that europe has turned, but the strongest markets of late have been spain, italy, greece, ireland, portugal, all up double digits si
, particularly in europe, and also in the u.s. on the other hand, you see also a kind of slowdown in some traditional high growth emerging markets like brazil and marginally so in africa. >>> we speak to the ceo of rival carlsberg in just half an hour's time. that is a first on cnbc. >>> and a bailout bat unttle in german politics. wolfgang schaeuble breaks the party line saying greece could get another aid deal. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a brand-new edition of "worldwide exchange." the stoxx europe 600 is down around .1%. we're in a holding pattern ahead of the fomc minutes out later today. european markets are around a two-week low, after a big decline in yesterday's trading session and the picture is looking a little more mixed this morning. the xetra dax is off by .2%. the ftse 100, once again, underperforming. this market is now off some 3.5% this month alone. but today it is also being weighed down by some of the stocks which are trading ex-dividend. among them, hsbc. ftse mib seeing some bright spots, up by .3%. what is keeping us busy in europe is, of course, earnings
. most of the immigration in recent years has been white immigration from eastern and central europe, and nothing has been done about that. because the government clearly and for good reason does not to fight the you. but you're going to do nothing about and then focus entirely on people coming here for legitimate reasons from india and pakistan as well as asian and african countries, then you are creating discrimination. you're saying that you do not want the asians or the black people to come here, but we're ok with white people from europe coming year. that is the problem i have with that side of things. that is about immigration itself. illegal immigration where people overstay their visas is a smaller problem. everybody who comes into this country stays here. one is about immigration. one is about people who do not have documentation in the uk. i want to clarify that immigration is the issue that people are worried about. back, want to cut that then focus on europe. if you want to stay with europe, because it will provide us with and it fits, -- benefits, then there's not much y
ruin her life any longer . >> if you want to know how europe works, a visit to brussels is a must. it is here where many decisions are taken that influence the lives of some 500 million eu citizens, but if you want to know what really makes europeans take, then you have to go far beyond brussels. for our summer series, we sent reporters to explore some of the distance hidden corners of europe. from the arctic circle to the caribbean islands. we start in turkey. >> this cemetery is located in turkey but has only christian graves. the names are polish. among those buried here outside istanbul are the ancestors of this man. many poles fled what was then sars to russia and were welcomed by the sultan ruling the ottoman empire. >> these are the graves of my forefathers. i'm fourth-generation. my great-grandfather was born in poland in 1820, and came here as a prisoner during the crimean war in 1848. but our village was founded earlier in 1842. that is his wife's grade. >> some graves document the historical legacy of ethnic poles who rose through the ranks fighting for the turkish sult
. she is not going to let a stalker ruin her life any longer . >> if you want to know how europe works, a visit to brussels is a must. it is here where many decisions are taken that influence the lives of some 500 million eu citizens, but if you want to know what really makes europeans take, then you have to go far beyond brussels. for our summer series, we sent reporters to explore some of the distance hidden corners of europe. from the arctic circle to the caribbean islands. we start in turkey. >> this cemetery is located in turkey but has only christian graves. the names are polish. among those buried here outside istanbul are the ancestors of this man. many poles fled what was then sars to russia and were welcomed by the sultan ruling the ottoman empire. >> these are the graves of my forefathers. i'm fourth-generation. my great-grandfather was born in poland in 1820, and came here as a prisoner during the crimean war in 1848. but our village was founded earlier in 1842. that is his wife's grade. >> some graves document the historical legacy of ethnic poles who rose through the rank
65 which is the average in europe. we have all of us trying to understand. not touch this age of 62. the other point, which is very preoccupying for us, is that we would have in france 1.7% of growth. we are flat for about three years running. and as we would have seven percent unemployment in franc above 10%. even this reform could contribute more based on the very difficult -- we are not going to get to this adult. it is just a little one step which will all be going the same direction. this one, do we want to touch it, if not for ideological reasons. >> i'm going to interrupt you for one second because we can go to the pair where the french business leaders association is holding its annual summer seminar and we are hoping to speak to our correspondent, to our business editor, who is there. do we have a monday line with us? not yet yet. we hope to speak to them in a moment. just a word on this from you then. the raising of the retirement age was an ideological battle. this is common sense and all a step in the right direction now. >> where will the retirement age really go? give
from crisis to comeback: why investors are keeping their eyes on europe. in today's cover story, fallout from a patent battle. what it means for the wireless marketplace. plus, a deadly virus hits farms across the nation. and, could a single hotel chain have a domino effect on an epic labor fight? that's all ahead on today's first business! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning! it's tuesday, august 6th. i'm chuck coppola. angela miles has the day off. in today's first look: most u.s. stocks fell on word that the fed is closer to curbing quantitative easing. the dollar dipped slightly, but the nasdaq gained. the dow finished the day down 46 points, s&p down 3, and the nasdaq up 3 points. gold dropped slightly, but stayed above $1300. the washington post is being sold to jeff bezos, founder of, for $250 million. the deal includes all of the post's newspaper and media assets except slate and foreign policy. american eagle nose dived 16% after the teen clothing retailer cuts its second-quarter outlook in half
the world. stocks in europe trade higher as investors anticipate a strong zew corporate sentiment reed readie ining out of germany due one hour. >>> e.on offers a more sober view on the recovery, warning that plunging power prices will depress earnings but the stock rallies on the back of the better than expected first half profits. >>> more abenomic fuel for japan's economy could be on its way. tokyo markets jump on a report that shinzo abe could cut corporate taxes to offset a planned sales tax hike. >>> china's microblogging alternative to twitter boost shares of the internet firm in after hours and beats the street by a mile thanks to a new tie-up with alibaba. >>> good morning, everyone. yes, you're watching "worldwide exchange." it is -- we are about one hour into a brand-new trading day and the stock europe 600 is seeing modest gains over .3%. this is the fourth straight session in which we are seeing gains for the european markets. we are currently at a 2 1/2 month high. this is a look at the individual indexes, all trending higher, the german market, though, outperforming off
of the syrian war for europe. the planned peace talks between the syrian government and its opponents have been pushed back time and time again. they will probably not take place before october now, with both the syrian opposition and the international community divided over the future of the country. meanwhile, with every day of violence, hatred between those who support president assad and those who want to topple him continues to grow. thousands of islamists have also come into syria from outside to fight against assad's forces. among them radicalized young for example, a fundamentalist group in belgium has been recruiting dozens of youth in recent months. >> before he disappeared, brian destroyed pictures of himself. his mother has just a few left. this one, taken a month before her son vanished, shows the young man holding his niece in his arms. >> he disappeared in the middle of the night. i don't know why. no goodbye, nothing. and for six months i haven't heard from him. it makes me so sad to lose my son like this, my only son, who i love so much. >> brian is now thought to be fighting i
averages. and, you know, i follow markets outside the u.s. and generally speaking, in europe and japan, particularly in certain key sectors like the european financials, those estimates have come in a little better than expected, too. i guess i would give it across the world, a "b," b-plus. >> i want to ask you about the international markets, chris, in a second. we want to get to the groupon earnings. the second quarter is out, as you can see there. the estimates, two cents a share. julia boorstin on that story. julia. >> reporter: maria, that's right. groupon earnings coming in line with expectations, two cents per share. revenue a hair heavier, 608.7, wall street looking for 606 million. so that's just a tiny bit heavier on the revenue front. there are a couple of other key things here, maria. the company has announced a $300 million share repurchase authorization. there's also some more color here about mobile, which is obviously a huge focus with groupon as well as the other companies in the space. eric, the ceo, says we continue to gain traction in mobile with nearly 50% of our n
the west, and stair down europe, and say we're going to review our relations with you. so i think there's an importance to europe standing its ground and not being intimidated by the pr campaign that has been launched in egypt. >> but daniel what is that ground? and they have no leverage? and does anybody take the european union foreign policy seriously? i mean the gulf countries are -- if you like substituting for -- american foreign aid is used as leverage, and that is not important anymore. because other countries in the gulf are a paying that aid. but europe, what leverage does it have? >> as i said i don't think this is a case of can europe change everything? but i think there are egyptians who are aware that europe is egypt's largest export market. the free trade agreement is not going to be on the table today. but if this crackdown continues i think you will have voices from within europe saying we have to question the entirety of the relationship with egypt. the tourism is so important to egypt, and no one is going to come under these circumstances. i think what you will see tod
of the avenues need to aim towards europe. i think that europe is going to siphon off what has been a unilateral equity game, as after six quarters of negative gdp, they turn positive. whether it proves to have sustainability or not or affect the structural issues of unemployment, i can't answer. but investors just look at the cax and dax over the last four weeks, starting to siphon a little interest that used to go into our stock market. >> right. >> definitely. europe is a buy, according to many of our guests recently, that's for sure. ernie williams, how do you want to allocate capital? go for bargains in europe, or new money into a market you know has consistent earnings growth for the s&p 500, even though valuations perhaps are higher than you thought? >> actually, we're waiting for burnny to show up here. >> all right. anybody want to take that question? you want to buy europe here or no? >> i'll jump in -- >> no, i don't want to buy europe. europe has a lot of problems. the contraction may be behind us. but growth is a different story. getting back to the flatline is one thing. trying to
imported and imposed from europe. and it was this knowledge revolution that laid the groundwork for american independence. so the central actors in my story, not surprisingly, are not the founding fathers per se, although a number of them do make cameo appearances. jefferson, of course, was very involved in science, washington and hamilton, among others, were members of the american philosophical society which we'll talk about in a few minutes. and, of course, franklin straddled both the political and scientific worlds. rather, my focus is on an earlier cohort of cart -- artisans, craftersmen and independent farmers captivated by two ideas from the enlightenment and shaped by the american experience. so what were these? well, one, the value of learning and knowledge. that is what we would call information and data perhaps today is directly proportional to its practical import of utility. in other words, to be of any real value, knowledge has to be truly useful. and second, that anyone -- not just the high born, the well educated, those flume in lastedden and greek -- could take
's personnel data to authorities. they want to stop a number of people flying from europe to fight in syria. they say about 700 such youths mainly from migrant muslim communities in europe are going into combat on the side of the insurgents. analysts estimate the young people joined the battle against the regime of president bashar al assad over the past two years. the european union claims that they may become militant and plot acts of terrorism in europe after returning home. the interior ministers of nine eu nations including france and belgium issued an emergency statement. they want the parliament to share passenger data to monitor young nationals leaving and entering the eu, but experts remain cautious about the proposal due to privacy concerns. >>> kayaks, surfboards, rafts, south koreans these days are taking to all kinds of water sports and government officials are hoping the ripples they're making will make an economic splash. nhk world's anna jung is by the water in pusan. >> reporter: i'm on the sea in pusan located on the south korean peninsula. this time of year it's one of th
into europe and u.s. but now the chinese trafficking ring that has helped them smuggle has been busted. dozens of suspects are being arrested in spain and france. they are expected to elect their new president following months of political turmoil and war. we take a closer look at vote rigging allegations with a local n.g.o. ramadan has ended in blood shedd in iraq more than 70 killed as car bombs exploded in a cafe and market mainly in baghdad. it has been ravaged by a wave of violence. welcome to "france 24." we will go straight to the top story a human trafficking ring has been busted in spain. 75 suspects have been arrested including two chinese ring ladyers they are uzbekistan -- leaders accused of smuggling migrants into the u.s. and europe. spanish and french police have been working hand in hand during this two-year investigation as we have this report. >> it has taken two years to track them down but these are four of the 75 suspects arrested. 51 were detained in spain including the two alleged operatives of the elaborate chinese trafficking ring. this shows the materials used to forg
india and china exploring europe say that the glacier is a must-see destination. >> you like the snow? >> very much. >> we have come to see the ice. >> to get to the ice, the tourists need to travel to two stations below. it is a swiss village that lives from tourism. glacier promises icy enjoyment no matter the season. glaciologist shows us a photograph from the 1970's. it was shot right here. the comparison shows us how much of it has melted away. >> above the cliff face, there was a layer of ice about 10 or 20 meters thick if not more. >> that is all gone? >> all gone. you can see the ice fracture further up in the picture. what is there today is a large gap. you can see the stone beneath. this glacier will not survive the second half of this century. >> tourists are supposed to be kept in the dark about this. they are amazed by the glittering ice around them. the head of marketing for the cable cars fears that his frozen golden goose may melt away. he's using air conditioning to keep the shaft of the grotto at -7 degrees all the time. >> if we can make artificial snow on cold nigh
the globe. europe is in the red after asian stocks excluding japan hit a two week low. the italian market trying to buck the trend ahead of its gdp in an hour. >>> homes is where the heart is. an exit from the periphery boosts second quarter profits, focus also on the banking sector, standard charges due to report in 15 minutes. >>> and let's keep talking. hedge fund investor dan loeb wants to continue the dialup with sony after it rejects his plan to spin-off its entertainment part. >>> and australian central bank cuts. the aussie dollar rises with more to come. >>> all right. warm welcome to you. another two hours of "worldwide exchange" to come. we kick off with a little bit of data out of italy. june industrial production not rising as much as had been forecast. the june industrial output up .3% on the month, down 2.1% on the year. it was seen rising up .5% on the month, down 3.2% on the year. and, of course, that will set us up for the gdp a little bit later. we will be in italy ahead of that. also, as i say, on today's show, we'll speak to rbs. it won't be enough to topple the aleta
. europe has not been the place for years. maybe it's next year. the u.s. market's the strongest in the world. the dollar is strong. maybe after the next pullback, the dollar takes off again. i think it's a longer-term story than a couple of weeks, a couple of months. the money will flow to our shores for the next couple of years. >> the market's certainly pressing it like it's a long way off. all things being equal, i love to put my money in a market that's rewarding me currently. you know, in the end, if you're paying two, three times for more that market than you are for the other one, you have to make a balance. >> paul, i wanted to ask, if we had 5% or 10% left in this trading range, in this market, would that be worth it for people to get exposure here? i mean, it's -- look, this is a psychological barrier. we're near all-time highs on these indexes. >> and the funny thing is, the only high that really matters, to be worried about, is the final high. you never know when the final high is. let me say this. if you're nimble enough, you know, consumer discretionary has been wo
than not dow just moves right down and bottoms somewhere in the late morning, sometimes around europe and then stabilized in the middle of the day and sometimes comes back and sometimes meanders. this has happened more days than not in the last two weeks so a lot of people think this is because they are selling the u.s. to buy europe. now, there is some indication to put up the european etf and you can see here there's clearly been money going into that in the last several weeks. money inflows in etf funds associated with europe and here's one of them, the vgk and there may be something behind all of that. let me put up some sectors. tough day for housing. last week fannie mae and freddie mac concerns, more concerns here, came out with earnings below expectations and new orders was a real problem for taylor morrison. these stocks out of favor, the itv, a new low for the year 2013. finally, sue, be careful about momentum stocks. cree was a darling. everybody loved cree, and when you have a situation where you have four great quarters and all of a sudden you get inline results and sligh
'll cover anything. you'll get an expense account, what europe needs is a fresh, unused mind. you think you can dig up some news in europe? i'll be happy to try, sir. later there are us is sensible encounter with nazis in dutch windmills, and amazing scene of an assassination that takes place in a heavy reign on the steps of the peace palace in amsterdam. and finally, joel mccia winds in dlon when german bombers are wreaking havoc on the city. in the last scene of the movie, johnny jones is no longer that detached reporter. instead, in the style of radio he speaks seriously to americans from a radio hookup on london. hello, america, he says to the radio audience back home. i've been watching a part of the world being blown to pieces. a part of the world as nice as vermont, ohio, virginia, and california and illinois. all of that noise you hear isn't static, it's death coming to london. you can hear the bombs falling on streets and the homes. this is a big story. you're part of it. it's too late to do anything here except stand in the dark and let them come. it's as if the light were out eve
to cultures. >> reporter: it is also a gateway to europe. wave upon wave of people try illegally to cross. many succeeded, some died tryi trying. of the fence has been heavily reinforced. the fence isn't so easily breached any more. >> it has been spain and we are spanish. we were denied an official interview of why this remains british. >>> europe's biggest street festival has been kicking off. >> it's nearly 50 years old. >> they represent the sand and the younger girls represent the sun. >> we get to dance. >> reporter: more than a million are expected here taking in the parades. >> they captain for experience, not just carnival, but the food as well. >> reporter: from humble or origins in the '60s, it is now you europe's biggesty festival. celebrating the end of slavery. the costumes are still a big part. autostill walking tall. >> and it didn't rain too much. >> gorky park has inspired songs and films and the park of the redesigned. >>> thank you. >> a. >> reporter: forensic experts gather evidence the bus never made it to the air base. >> i was working in a petrol district when i he
>>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. shares in europe hit a two-month high boosted by pmi numbers in france and spain. a slight expansion. >>> investors now waiting for hsbc. they report in the next 15 minutes. >>> silvio berlusconi tells thousands of supporters he will begin to back the shaky coalition. his firm trading higher on the deutsche bank upgrade. zblrj >>> we kick off with the second reading of the eu services. private sector returning to modest gross in july. pmi suggesting the economy starting to stabilize. business expanding for the first time in 18 months. the market using composite purchase managing index up to 58.5 from 48.7 in june. breaks the 50 threshold for the first time since january 2002. headline figure revised up a tick from the permanent reading of 50.4. slightly better. that's just taken the euro/dollar to the best levels of the session at 132.89. below 133. trading tight ranges on euro/dollar. joining us is jonathan tapper. nice to see you today. the pmi is now almost just about in expansion territory for europe. are you confiden
economic data out of europe earlier this morning. official figures confirm the recession in the eurozone came to an end in the second quarter. the 17 countries that make up the bloc saw their collective economic outlook grow. the two biggest drivers, strength in germany and france. things are up slightly this morning in european trading. but there has been some interesting calls on this. and we'll talk more about what jim cramer had to say about europe a little bit later in the show too. an update from our colleagues in london in a few minutes. >> jimmy saying europe is back. and that's a big story for u.s. stocks. corporate news, the former jpmorgan trader known as the london whale and regulators reached an agreement to avoid criminal prosecution. but two are expected to be charged as soon as today. the s.e.c. is said to be in settlement talks with jpmorgan over disclosures of the trading losses. number of activist investors in the news today. let's start with carl icahn. he's taking a large position in apple and says the stock could be worth as much as $700 a share. if ceo tim cook pus
. and same store sales, 27. 25 in north america and 56 in europe, and not the 40% numbers that we are used to getting, but it is a barn burner. >> well, the retail stories of the last few years and this is a retail company that has really built something, the accessories and the purses and the like are so vast they have built something incredible. >> it is a new all-time high. >> and even higher than coach even though it is a smaller revenue base. >> and in terms of the market guides they guide 64 cents and the street at 64, so going into next quarter, more conservative, but that is the main bullish story, and on the flipside american eagle down 16%, and they are cutting the guidance from 21 cents to 10. they report august 21st, and the ceo robert hanson says they are not happy, and janny cuts to a new neutral, and abercrombie down, too, and sympathy, they say it is women's clothes and teens, mike. what do you think? >> well, we did not shut down a enough of the teen retailers in the recession, and it was a mini bubble in retail, and they are still there and fighting over this market share
. they want to stop a number of young people from flying from europe to fight in syria. they say about 700 such youth mainly from migrant muslim communities in europe are going into combat on the side of the insurgen insurgents. the young people joined the battle against the regime of the president over the past two years. opean union claims they may be militant and plot acts of terrorism after the turning home. the interior minsters of nine eu nations including france and belgium issued an emergency statement and they want the parliament to allow the countries to share passenger data to monitor young nationals. experts remain cautious about the proposal due to privacy concerns. zimbabwe's application leader said the vote has been marred by legal violations and challenged the man who has been in power for 3 years. mugabe is running for the 6th term and the third time he faced off against the rifle. he is the leader for democratic change. mugabe held power since zimbabwe was independent from britain in 1980. his time in office has been marked by hyper inflation. in the 2008 election, he los
in europe, but i also think that with september coming up, we've got the german elections september 22nd, so we're going to wait and see what happens with that as far as the eu goes. i think more bad news comes out of china. then, of course, we've got october sequester cuts, and obamacare in january. - what would you do with your money right now? - i think i'm still playing the 10-year. that's the truth serum. i would stay away from equities - they're not really telling you very much. be careful about getting long bonds 275. we think that that's a good rate, and above 250 we want to get out. so 275 to 250 is the rate we're playing in bonds. - thank you, scott, and have a good trading week. - all right, you too. a ripple effect of detroit's bankruptcy is being felt in michigan communities far from the motor city, but as our cover story explains, they are not far enough for some creditors of municipal bonds who are nervous about getting repaid. county officials in flint, michigan, 60 miles from detroit, sought to raise $54 million for sewer and water improvements by selling municipal bonds. bu
, what we associate with the socialist leading liberal democracies in europe and more and more in america. i turn that soft liberalism. that is what we're going to focus on today. in order to understand the claims it will have to do a history of liberalism. wishing to fair worshiping the state is a history of liberalism as a blueprint for a bigger history that we need to sort out all of the confusions that we find. so i'm going to try to provide a clear understanding of what liberalism is in its essence. actress it back 500 years to machiavelli as the founder of modern liberalism. so we need to do a lot of history to understand. when we look at the roots of modern liberalism, what we find is said to a movement which the fis will liberalism really has been over the centuries in one form or another, simultaneously a rejection of christianity because it occurs within the christian context, and the simultaneous embrace of this world as the highest bid. of this material world as our ultimate and only home. now, liberals in america today are the intellectual heirs of this twofold desire or free
they think makes europe's biggest economy competitive. >> we have a situation in germany which is a culture, we obviously have an engineering culture. it is what we are living off. >>> and it's merger monday in the pharma sector with a deal worth more than $10 billion. >>> and failure awaits the united states if it takes action on syria. that's the threat from president assad as u.s. experts are allowed now to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> hi, everybody. welcome. you are watching "worldwide exchange." we're with you for the next two hours in good company, i hope. we've got a lot of guests lined up. and on today's show, despite the ongoing success of south korea's export economy, is it time for change? we have a special report in about 15 minutes' time on that front. >>> maverick australian billionaire clyde palmer is running to be the country's prime minister. can he succeed? we'll be hearing from down under at 10:30 cet. >>> this week we're also bringing you a whole series of repo
in europe. >>> japan's cabinet has approved a plan to regain fiscal health in the government's economic and fiscal policies. the plan calls for a cut by half in the primary balance deficit by fiscal 2015. that's compared to 2010. the gap between tax revenues and government spending to carry out policies amounted 6.6% of gross domestic product in 2010. to achieve the target, the plan says the government will make its utmost effort to limit the issuance of new bonds to ensure the amount will not exceed the prove year's level. but the plan does not specify if they will go ahead with a tax hike scheduled for next april. prime minister shinzo abe has instructed the ministers to set up a panel to receive views from various experts on the consumption tax hike. abe said he will make a final decision on whether to go ahead with the tax hike after considering those opinions. >>> japan's current account surplus in the january to june period was the second lowest since 1985. a weaker yen boosted the trade deficit. the finance ministry announced that the country's current account surplus for the fir
. louis on his crusader. finally the muslims pick up where they left off and get back to invading europe. they invade serbia and in 1450, they surround constantinople. he sends in his navies and armies than they take the church bells from the christian churches and mount them major candidates. this is the largest canyon in the world at the time. they conquered constantinople in 1453. everyone say 1453. why is i.t. important? it was the largest church in the world in the muslims turned it into a mosque. the retrieved rows. you're treated with india and china from the first entry on. even marco polo went from venice, italy to china and work for copal, 1271. but in what year? 1453 minute delay and trade routes and so that's when the europeans looked for a sea route. he's the guy? christopher columbus. in 1492 he set sail to privacy row, runs into some islands. think of it. we would not call native americans indians if it was not for islamic jihad in them conquering the land routes to get to india and china. martin luther started the reformation in 1517. in 1529, 100,000 muslims around vienn
you can dig up news in europe? i'll be happy to try, sir. later, there are suspensible encounters with nazis, dutch windmills, and and amazing scene of an assassination that takes place in a heavy rain on the steps of the peace palace in amsterdam. finally, joel winds up in london, just when german bombers are reeking havoc on the city. in the last scene of the movie, johnny jones is no longer that flipping detached reporter. instead, in the style of radio correspondence, he's speaking seriously to americans on a radio from london. hello, america, he says from the london, i'm watching the world be blown to pieces, a part of the world as nice as vermont, ohio, virginia, california, and illinois. all that noise you hear is not static, but death coming to london. you can hear the bombs falling on the streets and the homes. this is a big story. you're part of this. too late to do anything here other than stand in the dark letting them come, as if the lights are out everywhere other than america. keep the lights burning. cover them with steel. ring them with guns. build a canopy of bat
. >>> in europe, the markets waiting for forward guidance from the ecb and bank of england. >>> better than expected earnings from softgen. >> i'm very happy with business performances on the french retail, strong growth of revenues plus 3%, improvement of income, so that's very positive. >>> and the shell ceo admits to a disappointing second quarter. investors agree they sent shares lower in london. >> you have a complex kind of result because we had impairments, we had effects like big foreign exchange movements and also we have a situation in nigeria which is giving us some concern. >>> japan's top consumer electronics companies on the road to recovery. sony and sharp both deliver better than expected earnings. analysts aren't sure if that's enough. >>> warm welcome to the program. we kick off with eurozone manufacturing pmi growing for first time in two years in july. factory outputs surging. markets using pmi up to 53.3 in july. from june's 48.8. revised slightly higher from the preliminary reading of 50.1. and over that 50 threshold for the first time since july 2011. follows a string
not the bricks, but maybe the next level down. and you look in europe and just developed markets, the valuat n valuations there are still 10% discounts to where they should be longer term when equity markets in the u.s. are arguably 5%, 10% premium with where they should be long term. >> i just wonder, brian, you know, where within the market -- where are the best places to look? you cannot just, you know, the rising tide is not going to lift everything from this point forward. >> yeah. >> where are the best opportunities lie here? >> well, first of all, we get really worried when people start talking about buying stuff on valuation. i think sometimes you get into this valuation trap type of situation where you have a numerator and a denominator. the problem we have trying to make a broad call on the bricks or europe is you don't know what the denominator looks like the next two years. we don't see the growth there. we think they're close to value traps than growth opportunities. in the u.s., we want to be in financials, industrials, and tech because the denominator there are the most consiste
. money flowing into europe, even though the data is still choppy. guys, back to you. >> when you get a chance stop bit anchor desk because maria has a special going on on raspberries. >> oh boy. >> they are almost kbgone, thou. she is munching away. this is me, about an hour from the close. markets rebounded from lows into positive territory right now. >> yeah, let's break it all down on "closing bell" exchange. jim mccamp with us. james loul. steven reece from j.p. morgan. also joining the conversation, let's kick this off with you. what do you tell client with a look at double-digit gains today and we are approaching the tapering. >> we are very positive in the u.s. u.s. has been overweight with portfolios. with the earning season, it was good but not great. but good enough. where we are changing our view is europe. more constructed on europe. adding more there. we are encouraged by what we see on the economic front in europe. earnings are coming in bet are than expected in europe right now. >> i love this, bill. we have been talk a lot about europe. you are seeing people put money
. >>> stocks in europe follow asia lower after the dow suffers a triple digit decline as traders get increasingly nervous about the prospect of a fed tapering in september. >>> shares of cisco systems are tanking after the bellwether gives a dour outlook on the global economy and cuts 5% of its workforce. >>> zurich insurance net profit falls nearly 30%, hit by weather-related claims in the u.s. and europe. this as lower interest rates weigh on investments. >>> welcome to the show, everyone. let's get back to one of our top stories this morning. hundreds have been left dead and thousands injured after security forces broke up camps supporting the former president mohamed morsi. interim vice president and leading liberal voice in the country mohamed elbaradei resigned over the use of force. yousuf is in cairo. what is the latest on the ground? >> there is a relative return to calm in this part of cairo, but, of course, the country as a whole is in a state of emergency after clashes yesterday between supporters of the ousted president and security forces. the government taking a decisi
've had decent domestic data and decent data on china, and europe has been better, look what's going on with european banks today the all of a sudden, a lot of the big names up. aunds it looks like some of the winners in the u.s. are being sold to buy some european companies. we've seen inflows into european etfs. i know we're waiting for a bottom in europe, but there's some money being committed here. i think that's the story. we see the effect of china, positive expos data on the overall group. materials are on the up side, and take a look at what it's doing with commodities countries, again all because of china. copper aluminum, zinc, nickel, terrible numbers for days and months now, and here's commodity country, sue. australia, brazil, these are all exchange-traded funds. you can buy them. they're all with the wind at their back as a result of the positive -- >> between 1% and 3%. >> good news on china, hopes of europe bottoming, and some better numbers on europe. i think it's shifting a bit of money around. >> ben, come on into the picture. tyler asked the question at the beginn
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